Sub-Arctic Gardening In Fairbanks, Alaska

Welcome to!  This is our experience gardening in Fairbanks, Alaska!

If this is your first time visiting us, here is the brief lay of the land:

  • You can check out our Blog for in-depth cold climate growing information and updates on our current activity.
  • Check out our Resources for gardening essentials within Interior Alaska.
  • If you’re a new cold climate gardener, check out our tips and tricks for new gardeners!
  • If you are just looking for an Interior Alaska seed planting schedule, we have published ours here.
  • If you would like to track us on social media, you can find us on Facebook.

The Frosty Gardens:

We are a couple of active gardeners that moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2015.  Though we are practiced cold climate growers, the interior of Alaska pushes everything we know about cold climate gardening to a whole new level.

We currently operate multiple gardens in Fairbanks, Alaska:

  • 1,600 square feet at Fairbanks Community Garden.
  • 160 square foot off-grid raised bed garden
  • 70 site off-grid sub-irrigated container garden
  • 48 square foot off-grid perennial flower garden
  • A sub-arctic food forest of many food bearing perennial plants

It is our hope to further explore larger scale semi-urban subarctic gardening and other ideas to expand our self-sustainability with regard to food.  Sub-arctic food security is a big deal for us.

We will continue to refine our systems and techniques to make gardening easier and more successful.  Our personal goal is to grow and forage as much food as we can without having to become full-time farmers.

What Can Your Learn At Frosty Garden?

While we’re specifically gardening in Fairbanks, Alaska, the techniques and methods we use are relevant to any cold climate gardener.

Whenever sensible, we’re trying to focus on low-budget or DIY gardening solutions, but we also don’t shy away from the right commercial solutions.  We also advocate for community gardening in our gardening efforts.  While growing your own food does need some investment, it doesn’t have to be expensive.

We have experience using a variety of gardening and growing techniques including traditional gardening, permaculture, container gardening, indoor gardening and hydroponics.  We use a variety of techniques to combat the relatively cool soil temperatures we face here in Fairbanks.  You will see us growing everything from your traditional cool weather crops to those known for hot weather such as tomatoes and peppers!

You are invited to take part in our blog, ask questions, offer tips and tricks of your own or even to point out how we’re doing it all wrong!  We warmly welcome other local Alaskan gardeners and hope that we can build up public knowledge together.

We hope that you enjoy your stay here at!